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Cue The Queen: Celebrating the Christmas Speech

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Kirsty Young takes a unique look at the story of the royal Christmas broadcast and how the tradition started by King George V in 1932 has found a place at the heart of Christmas Day. Beginning with tentative steps in the early days of the wireless, then providing reassurance during the uncertainty of the Second World War, it has become the Queen's televised message that we all know and love. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Participant:
David Attenborough
Executive Producer:
Claire Popplewell

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